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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians highlight women's representation in parliament 
The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) used International Womens Day 2019 to highlight the importance of gender equality and the urgent need to increase womens representation in parliament: a mission that is firmly shared by CLGF in relation to getting more women into political roles in local government to be at the heart of decision making. Read More
Sri Lanka LGA meets with CLGF
CLGF received a visit yesterday by a group of 11 mayors from across Sri Lanka. Part of a study tour to the UK, the group was coordinated by the FSLGA the Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities - one of CLGFs member associations, led by Chief Executive Officer - Ms Hemanthi Goonasekera. Read More
Zambia: national guidelines launched 
Local government in Zambia has received a boost to its planning work - a function that is an integral part of the countrys Decentralisation Policy - with the unveiling of the Integrated Development Guidelines. Read More
Eswatini local government leading on local economic development
Earlier this month, forty-five representatives from Eswatinis urban local authorities came together and completed a ground-breaking, four-day training workshop about Local Economic Assessments (LEAs). Read More
Dar es salaam

Dar es salaam

22 February 2019
As part of a project on urbanisation in East Africa, CLGF joined with partners this February to share the preliminary findings of research carried out over the last year. The meeting held in Karimjee Hall, Dar es Salaam revealed mapping of access, utility and expansion, which aims to stimulate a policy debate to foster more inclusive and welfare-enhancing urban transition in the cities of Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Khartoum. Read More
Cities and regions for development cooperation
CLGF Programme Manager Claire Frost has been taking part in the Cities and Regions for Development Cooperation Forum 2019 in Brussels on 4 and 5 February. Read More
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